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Smyrna's Calli Simmons becomes second soccer signee for Motlow State Lady Bucks

Nov. 4, 2016

Current Smyrna High School senior Calli Simmons became the second member of next season's Motlow State Community College women's soccer program when she signed a National Letter of Intent recently to play for the Lady Bucks.

Motlow Head Coach Andy Lyon joined Simmons at her high school for the signing ceremony, along with family and former coaches. Simmons' signing comes on the heels of Tullahoma's Anastasia Wellington, who became the first Motlow soccer signee earlier in the day. The National Junior College Athletic Association signing period opened Nov. 1, and both Wellington and Simmons signed that day.

"Calli possesses a great soccer IQ and reads the game extremely well," said Lyon. "She has an inventive side to her game that I feel will benefit our style of play. I know Calli will be a positive teammate and excellent representative of the soccer program and Motlow."

Simmons earned second team all-district honors playing for Smyrna this past season in rugged District 7-AAA. She is the first high school student-athlete to sign with the Motlow soccer program, as Wellington is already a student at Motlow this academic year.

Calli Simmons
Smyrna High School soccer standout Calli Simmons recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College. Simmons was joined at the signing ceremony by, seated from left, Frankie Simmons, brother; Chad Simmons, father; Calli; and Sherri Simmons, mother. Standing from left, Stephanie Goldsmith, Smyrna head coach; Bernie Ortega, Stones River Futbol Club travel team head coach; and Andy Lyon, head coach of the Lady Bucks. Photo provided.